Q: What do dolphins, Ariel the mermaid, and Olivia Pope have in common? A: strength B: beauty C: free-spiritedness D: an addiction to fine any Cabernet E: three things most girls who sell their souls to ABC wish they could be D (again). all of the above I think the answer is obvious. D. For […]

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  • Lucia P. - “Fiery former orphan” may, in fact, be one of the funniest things you wrote this year. Lol. Plus hooray that you will be re-capping the Bachelor!! Nick makes my skin crawl, but I’ll soldier on because I have to watch if you will be breaking it down later!

    Happy New Year!ReplyCancel

To be clear, the ‘sort of’ goes with the ‘stylish’ part of the title of this post. The ‘suddenly’ is totally and 100% sudden. Because I’ve never been all that stylish, in case you need it spelled out for you. As some (12) of you might remember, two months ago I spontaneously got a job […]

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  • Snarkfest - I am not being snarky or sarcastic when I tell you that YOU NEED TO GIVE ME A FULL LIST OF WHAT I NEED TO WEAR. I need to fly to where you are and have you help me. My jeans have sparkly pockets. For the love of all that is holy, PM me and tell me what brands and what styles I need.ReplyCancel

Welcome back! It’s great to see you again! Oh, wait. I wasn’t talking to you, although as always it is great to see you. I was talking to the Friday Favorites, which if you’ve been paying attention know have been MIA for the past month. Or two. (You also know that it isn’t unusual for […]

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  • NinaN - Well I guess I’m heading into work early today so I have time to check Pier 1 for that reed diffuser.ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - They’re on sale 2 for $25. Trust me, get two. They have a big ol’ stopper so you can close it up if you don’t use it all (which is unlikely). And there’s other good scents so you could mix it up, I just happen to love the Holiday Forest. 🙂ReplyCancel

Sorry for the delay, you guys. It’s taken me a full 48 hours to even sit down with my laptop and try to type coherent thoughts about the four part Gilmore-palooza. My mind has been processing slower than my digestive system working on all that Velveeta I consumed on Thursday and Friday. Why? Because I […]

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  • Julia - Your post popped up in my email this morning before I had finished the final episode, so I had to wait to read it until just now. I agree with most of your points–I thought the same thing about the public pool! Those two would never be out there. I did cringe a bit at the negative things they were saying about the other citizens while at the pool–seemed particularly mean. I actually hated the part with the “Brigade” (I always found the whole thing with Logan and his friends obnoxious) and how they just have copious amounts of money to burn. As far as Rory’s vagabond lifestyle, I just figured her grandfather left her a ton of money. That’s why I was wondering why Lorelai needed to ask her mom for money to expand?
    The part that made me LOL was the scene in the town meeting about the gay pride parade and how everyone was trying to get Taylor to admit that he was, in fact, gay.
    I was excited to watch this, and glad that I did, but it just wasn’t the same as the original series. It probably would have been better if I could’ve watched this with my BFF but she lives in another city…
    Thanks for the recap! (As always!)ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Totally agree that it didn’t live up to the original series, but I think they were trying to cram so much STORY and little Stars Hollow idiosyncrasies in. However, having said that, there is a LOT in the original series that is ridiculous and bugs me … and that I ultimately forgive because overall I love it (see: family reference above). 😛
      Yes! I agree that the mean girl comments were unnecessary! Hated that they felt the need to put that in. As for the LADB, agree that it’s obnoxious, but I just go with it (remember Rory’s insane British birthday party for Logan? SO over the top, but still so fabulous to imagine throwing!).
      OMG – the discussion about the gay pride parade was fabulous!! Love the token gay townie, and of course, the wink wink comments re: Taylor. Thanks for reminding me about that!
      Thanks for leaving such a fun comment! Love to e-chat with you!! 🙂ReplyCancel

      • Julia - Oh, one more thing: I had hoped that it would end with Jess and Rory starting back up (although, I was NEVER Team Jess) but the pregnancy thing kind of ruined that. I suppose Jess could be a selfless guy and help Rory raise Logan’s baby… I totally agree about Luke’s toupee, too! Com’on. OKay, I do have one more comment, why does Scott Patterson seem so uncomfortable whenever he’s not playing Luke? I love his character but his interviews are so terrible and awkward!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - I am a true GG fan – loved the series when it played, re-watched with my daughter all over again. We watched all episodes of the revival in one evening. I agree it was not as good as the series – but who was expecting that? I still enjoyed most of it (the musical story line was my least favourite – went on way too long).
    I totally agree will all your points in your recap. The pool? weird… Lane’s Dad?? what! why?. Lorelei’s wardrobe – awful! Emily’s jeans – awesome. Rory’s treatment of Paul?…Love Jess’s farewell look of yearning..(but I have always been #TeamJess). And Luke’s speech in the kitchen – the best!
    Question – Baby daddy – Logan or NYC one night stand guy?
    Thanks for the recap – you do the best summaries !ReplyCancel

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … and I love it. That’s right. I’m one of those freaky, enthusiastic people who loves Christmas and who gets judged and ridiculed for it by visibly showing my excitement (and endorsing retailers for doing the same) anytime before the day my belly is stuffed full of tryptophan and regret. […]

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  • Snarkfest - I drove by a house Saturday night with full Christmas lights blazing and I thought to myself: “TOO DAMNED EARLY!!” but after reading this post, I’m thinking we DO need a little Christmas to deaden all the bad that’s come from this election. I need bright and cheery. Thank you, my friend,ReplyCancel

I love trick-or-treaters. When my kids were little, I was always happy to forego freezing my fanny off on t-o-t duty, choosing instead to stay home and pass out the candy and ooh and ahh at all the creative costumes. The fact that there was wine and a bowl of my favorite candy at home had *cough* […]

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  • barbara Norton - Touche!! So well written and expressed exactly how I feel. I loved to stay home and see all the little ones and try not to let the teenagers intimidate me! Now retired from upstate NY to Florida…weather a little warmer for trick or treaters, and not many kids in our neighborhood! Sure do miss it!ReplyCancel

I’m about to tell you something shocking. Something that it took me about a month to even believe was actually a genuine thing I was feeling and that I shook off at first as either momentary hysteria, a bad bottle of Chardonnay, or perhaps a weird side effect of aging. Here goes. My computer has […]

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  • NinaN - Congrats! I’m on my 3rd week of work after being home for 12 years. Scarey stuff but good for us to do it!ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Right?? Congrats to you! What are you doing?ReplyCancel

      • NinaN - Retail. Mostly home goods though which I love 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Peggy Weaver - Congrats, Michelle! I work a few blocks down the street and love to shop there! Hopefully I will see you.ReplyCancel

  • Snarkfest - This sounds like a place I need to go!! I wish there was one closer to me than Pittsburgh, but when I come visit you, you can take me to your store and style me all up the way I need to be styled up. You, Joy and I can make a day of it!! <3 Congrats, my friend, I'm over the moon happy for you!!ReplyCancel

  • Lucia P - Congrats!!!! I would love to see you soon! I will pop into the store next time I am in Wayzata. Again, good for you. For what it’s worth, I deleted my blog Dysfunctional Scrapbooking and my writer FB. I totally feel you on the fact that there is a shelf life on some writing ventures. Agreed and agreed! Good for you!


  • Lucia P. - And just noticed that you are not, in fact, stopping the blog. My bad and yay for that!

    But all congrats about Evereve still apply!


Well hello Friday! It’s good to see you again! I don’t know how your week has gone, but mine has f*l*o*w*n by as quickly as the leaves are flying from the trees in my wooded backyard. Good for my week, sad for my trees. While this week brought a definite fall chill to my Minneapolis suburbia […]

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  • Lara - I enjoy all your entries, and make a list of all your recommendations (which I then never get to), but this one is the icing on the cake. Why? Because you included my very favorite boybander of all time, Lance Bass. 🙂

    I am sending you all sorts of electronic hearts.

    And now I want scampi.ReplyCancel

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